Dr Candice Joseph
Hi, I’m Candice. I’m a highly skilled and compassionate clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in helping people feel better. Maybe you have been feeling increasingly stressed and anxious this year due to the impact of the pandemic. Maybe you have not been feeling okay for some time and it’s recently become worse. Or maybe you feel now is the right time to address whatever maybe troubling you.
There are so many different therapies and therapists to choose from and the task of finding the right help can feel daunting. I hope the information provided here will make the task a bit easier for you. I have worked in mental health services across NHS, charity and university sectors for over 10 years. Throughout my years of training and working therapeutically with younger children, adolescents and adults in mental health services, I have developed a deeper understanding of the emotional impact of challenging life events. I am skilled in developing a shared understanding with my clients about why they feel stressed, anxious, irritable or low in mood. This process alone can help people start to feel better about themselves and their situation.
I am also skilled in sharing knowledge and ideas about different coping strategies to give my clients tools to cope with their difficulties, in addition to or instead of the ones they have developed already. I also have a strong research background. I worked at The University of Manchester and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London researching areas such as psychosis, suicide and cannabis use and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups for adults experiencing psychosis. I have co-authored academic publications and presented at academic conferences. My research skills enable me to critically appraise research related to my client’s difficulties and keep abreast of developing areas in clinical practice and evidence based therapies.
I am committed to providing a safe and comfortable space where people feel they can share information about themselves without feeling judged, pathologised or stigmatised. I am dedicated to developing a trusting and caring therapeutic relationship with my clients in the hope they will leave sessions feeling better and more resilient in both the shorter and longer term.
The Models I Work With
I draw on different psychological models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative and Systemic Family Therapies based on the needs of my client. I am also trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) and assessments for children with suspected Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Training and Qualifications
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) (University of East London)
- Mental Health Studies (MSc) (Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London)
- Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (BSc) (The University of Nottingham)
- Private Practice workshop (British Psychological Society) (2018)
- Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition: ADOS-2 (Pearson) (2017)
- DBT Skills workshop (British Isles DBT Training) (2017)
- Supervision Part 1 & 2: Workshops for New Supervisors (North Thames, University of East London) (2016/2019)
- Developing Your Skills in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Intermediate) (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Special Interest Group) (2011)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC; PYL33756)
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society